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Researchers find even low levels of distress may increase the risk of chronic diseases

Researchers in Southampton and Edinburgh have discovered even low levels of psychological distress may increase the risk of developing some chronic diseases.

Social media's effect on young to be examined

How social media helps or harms children's mental health is to be examined by leading experts in social geography and mental health from the Universities of Portsmouth and Sheffield.

Happy workers more likely to volunteer in their free time

Employees who are satisfied with their jobs are more likely to volunteer in the community than those who are unhappy at work, a new study from Middlesex University London and the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) has found.

Exploring the links between health and poverty

New research from the Institute for Fiscal Studies (IFS) has found that among 25-54 year-olds, 28% of those with a longstanding health problem, and 40% of those with a mental health problem, are in poverty.

Unretirement - one in four return to work

Around one in four retirees in the UK return to work or ‘unretire’, mostly within five years of retiring, according to research by The University of Manchester and King’s College London.

Teachers work the longest hours at 50 hours per week

According to a new study of public sector professions, teachers work the longest hours at 50 hours per week during term time, followed by police officers (44) and nurses (39).
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